Who was Dancing On Ice star Rebekah Vardy married to before footballer husband Jamie?

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Despite being in the skate-off recently on Dancing On Ice, there’s no doubt Rebekah Vardy is seriously impressing with her newfound iceskating skills.

The 38 year old model and media personality has been competing in the hit ITV show, and she faced Graham Bell in the skate-off, leading to him being voted off by judges.

Rebekah, who is partnered with Andy Buchanan on the show, has a small army cheering her on from home, consisting of footballer husband Jamie Vardy and their children.

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Rebekah and Jamie wed in 2016, but the stunning brunette was married to someone who isn’t in the spotlight before him.

Rebekah first found love with a man named Mark Godden when she was just 18 years old and he was 21, after they met at the local pub.

The star worked as a barmaid at the time, while her ex husband Mark was in the darts dream at the pub in Witney, Oxon.

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The pair exchanged their vows in a lavish £7,000 beach wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in 2001, however it wasn’t to last and they split after six months.

Rebekah later admitted she “quickly realised [she] didn’t love him,” and they parted ways.

However, despite their split, Mark called the wedding “perfect” and told of how Becky looked “beautiful” in her £1,000 dress and tiara during an interview with The Mirror in 2017.

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However, he did add that Becky “changed” when they were eventually alone together in Mexico after family left them to it.

The couple had matching Chinese love symbol tattoos on their arms and despite Mark calling Rebekah a “good-looking girl,” he added that she had expensive habits when they were together.

Mark said: “She used to spend all my money and thought nothing of buying £160 jeans, which was a lot all those years ago.

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“Becky’s always loved designer clothes. When I got a £4,500 redundancy from one job she spent it.”

Responding to the claims by her ex husband, a representative for Rebekah said: “She was a very damaged teenager when she met Mark. He proposed when she was still a teenager and she agreed because she felt like it was the right thing to do as he and his family had been so good to her.

"She quickly realised she shouldn’t have married him and they agreed to separate.

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"It was kinder to separate than to stay in a loveless marriage, no one can blame a teenage girl for that.

"Becky would continue to wish Mr Godden all the best with his life."

Rebekah moved on and married businessman Steve Clarke but they split after 10 months.

It was while working as a party planner that she met now husband Jamie and discussing their romance on I’m A Celebrity, she said: “He was the most demanding person you had ever met in your life, ever. He just pursued me.”

Rebekah, is mum Megan, 13, and nine year old Taylor, from previous relationships, as well as Sofia, five, Finley, three, and one year old Olivia who she shares with Jamie.

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